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Aquatic Therapy

Aug 10, 2016 9:49 AM

Just wondering if anyone else has tried aquatic therapy??? I had my first session yesterday, actually felt good during and for a couple of hours after. I look forward to seeing what happens over time. They started me with spine decompression.

Aug 10, 2016 11:48 AM

Last time I was in the water I was in Florida and was at Clearwater Beach. I was in the water to where I couldn't reach bottom for about 2 hours and it did decompress my spine but as I came out of the water and the weight started to push back on my body, I collapsed in pain and couldn't get up. I literally felt like I had an anvil on my shoulders pushing me down. It was weird. I finally did get up (with help) and waddled slowly back to the car. I was down and out for 3 days after that. I know what you're doing is much different and I've done it and it does feel good. It just didn't help me unfortunately. I hope that you have success with your treatments. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Aug 10, 2016 12:20 PM

The 2hrs more than likely did it to you vs 10 minutes which is what they had me do. Sorry it didn't work for you. Hope you find what works best for you. We must remember that when works for one may not work for another.

Aug 10, 2016 12:29 PM

This is very true.. I know I overdid it but it felt so good to be almost weightless for a while. I just got approval to have the nerves in my neck burned. Hoping it works. Next step fusion if it doesn't. 😒

Aug 10, 2016 12:45 PM

I do aquatic therapy now and have been for about a month. I started out with 30 mins and now I'm up to and hour.its under constant instruction from a physical therapist and we so strength and resistance training. With decompression at the end. It does helo with my pain whike in the water. My pool is heated so it's nice. I've not lost any weight which is my goal but there goal is to just keep me limber and out of a wheelchair.

Aug 10, 2016 12:47 PM

Wow! Hope it works. Hugs and Prayers for you.

Aug 11, 2016 1:43 AM

I started aqua aerobics I take to classes a week( I hour ) at first it was painful as soon as i would get out of the water my legs felt like jello! I would be sore for a couple of days after.But because it is such an intense workout and my body isn't used to it! I now enjoy going. I am still sore but it slowly gets easier and I am building muscle along with it! I have to say it is easier to do the workout in water. A must try if you haven't but remember to give it time to work because it works your whole body out and most of us aren't used to that much activity!

Aug 11, 2016 1:44 AM

Sorry meant to write 2 classes !

Aug 11, 2016 6:08 AM

I love to swim... be in the water! So much that my hubby built me a pool in the back yard! 😚

He works in IT... so he got a youtube video for dummies... and built a 24ftL x 12ftW x 5ft deep pool. Amazeballs!

That being said...it took 6 years to build and its not finished yet!... oh and did i mention... its bloody freezing! Lol so i got me a sexy shortie wetsuit!

So i can swim or just ...float in style hehe... or my fave... put on that music and pretend im an aerobics instructor... i went twice years ago... so i know shit!

I know... im spoiled 😎

Aug 11, 2016 6:51 AM

I've found being in water is a definite benefit. Unfortunately for me, the closest available pool (to join) for me is a little over 20 miles away. And, in the opposite direction that I usually travel. Whenever I have a chance though, I use my sister's pool. It's small, I think about 3&1/2' of water, but even there I can hang onto a little pool noodle and float with my legs dragging, since I'm 6'. It's not as good for me as opposed to a bigger/deeper pool, but still gives some relief. About an hour of that helps decompress me for a while. I have no doubts if I were to go more often it could do more. Starting this fall I am seriously thinking of joining the previously mentioned pool and making the drive at least a couple of days a week. I strongly recommend aquatic therapy for anyone with back problems, like myself, or other joints such as knees, hips, ect..

Heck, I even went to join water aerobics at a nearby school after recovering from a neck fussion. They gave me some odd looks, and thought I was in the wrong place, since I'm a 39 y/o man in what is probably average shape. Unfortunately for that I only got to go once, since their hours were changing to when I am at work. They are mostly retired and/or older women :-).

Aug 11, 2016 7:33 AM

Hi M... πŸ€—hehehe visions of a guy doing water aerobics with a bunch of... lets say, autumnal ladies has made my day 🐴... sorry its so far to the nearest pool...πŸ€— its such a help to me. Shall i send the lads round...πŸ˜‰ to dig u a hole!⚘ Lol wish i could bud πŸ˜‘ my magic wand dont work no more... blinkin Potter bloke... i want me money back! Lol 🐴keep smiling... the humorous value def keeps us all going somewhat πŸ€—

Aug 11, 2016 8:05 AM

@Lulabel, so sweet to have your own pool. If I would be able to have a pool, I would wish it was heated. I can't endure the cold, it makes me hurt more.

Aug 11, 2016 8:38 AM

Hi Malee, i do aquatherapy 2-3 times a week. It has helped me so much. Sometimes i will get a deep tissue massage before i go as it is a good way for your muscles to work even better in the water if that makes sense.

Aug 11, 2016 8:39 AM

Lulabel, you slay me!!! That pool is adorable and I'd love it!!! We used to have a 24' round 4' deep pool but it got to be too much for Dad to take care of and we weren't using it so it was taken down. My neighbor just put up a lovely pool so I may go over in the cover of darkness and have a dip. (I can't afford to give the entire neighborhood therapy when they are horrified seeing my fat ass in a bathing suit).πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Aug 11, 2016 11:44 AM

Do it! I'll come with u!... hehehe... sneak in and hope greenpeace dont turn up to try to throw me back in the water! Lmao.... oooo and hubby just bought a pool heater off ebay for a steal... so im crossing my fingers it works when he gets it here! My dog wont go in the water at all tho... perhaps when its not so arctic he may swim... for now he likes to sit in a blow up dingy floating on the water... hes a nut!

Aug 11, 2016 5:07 PM

Sounds like a blast!!! LOL!!! Hope the heater works.πŸ’•

Aug 11, 2016 11:21 PM

Hi there i do aqua fit twice a week .referred by specialist. I cant swim and i also have colostomy bag from my cancer so i was weary...but...it helps while in water...feel no pain until i get out. I love it though and the 1 hour of no pain better than nothing!!! Its great to do!!!!

Aug 11, 2016 11:50 PM

I would love to do water therapy too. But like M95 I live too far from any such place to do so. All of my doctors yell me all the time, Water therapy and yoga would be great for me.....no such place for at least an hour away. 🐳

Aug 11, 2016 11:59 PM

Oh no thats too bad. Its a great therapy. Im.sure you will find something.
Good luck!

Aug 12, 2016 12:14 AM

Thanks lilies. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Hopefully one though.

Aug 12, 2016 12:16 AM

Yes we all have a huge puzzle to try and put together....challenging.

Aug 12, 2016 12:22 AM

Yes ma'am! πŸ€”πŸ˜‰
For now I am trying to work on meditation. It does seem to be of help. Also going get a little more into crafting. Just some things to take my mind off the pain a bit

Aug 12, 2016 12:25 AM

I do the same. Whatever i can to keep my brain working

Aug 12, 2016 9:20 AM

Id love to try hydrotherapy and aqua aerobics. I am just waiting to do a stress echo on my heart before i attempt anything.

Aug 12, 2016 10:15 AM

Planet fitness had a hydrotherapy chair that is available with the black card membership. It's wonderful on the sore days.

Aug 12, 2016 10:27 AM

I've heard that hydrotherapy helps, I'll have to look into it to see if it's available in my area.

Aug 12, 2016 12:47 PM

I have been in a pool and have treaded water and floated on my back, but only to have more pain afterwards. I feel that if I get in a hot tub with a lavender Epson salt it really benefits. I am considering a larger tub with jets and/or a spa.

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